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Deborah
« I have known Barbara since she was a graduate student. She was a... More »
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Deborah
« I have known Barbara since she was a graduate student. She was a patient and skilled tutor and teacher. Barbara has exceptional written communication skills and is very engaging. »
$30/h
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Lessons offered by Barbara
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Adult Education
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • MBA

Writing tutor with years of experience and with MAs in English and Psychology

Methodology

I have MAs degrees in English and Psychology which have helped me become an effective writing tutor. As a part of my graduate study, I have also taken courses, including Teaching Writing, toward my MA in English Education. I have found from tutoring students starting at age 10 through graduate school, that many people who have difficulty writing also have a strong fear of it. I find that once I am able to get students to overcome their fear of writing, their writing improves dramatically. To help students overcome their fear, I use the free-writing approach and add other components of writing such as organization, spelling, grammar, syntax and style after the students have written their ideas on paper in this free-flowing style. I encourage students to have fun writing and to view writing as a form of communication and not as an artificial assignment that they have to complete following certain requirements. To this end, I give students much positive reinforcement and offer constructive criticism which they can follow without much effort. An unique part of my teaching approach is that I use text-to-speech software programs so that students can read and listen to their writing simultaneously. In addition, I help students use the Internet to find answers to their writing questions. Through my teaching methods and collaboration, I aim to help students become independent and comfortable writers.

Background

I have four graduate degrees: MAs in English, Theology, General Psychology and an MS in Clinical Psychology. As a graduate assistant and private tutor, I tutored graduate and undergraduate students in writing papers for class and dissertations following APA and MLA styles both on the ground and online. I also have tutored elementary home-school students in English and math skills development. Utilizing my psychology and educational background, I know how to lessen writing anxiety.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $30/h
Lessons offered by Barbara
Individual
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Adult Education
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • MBA

Reviews on Barbara
  • 5/5

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1 recommendation

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Deborah

I have known Barbara since she was a graduate student. She was a patient and skilled tutor and teacher. Barbara has exceptional written communication skills and is very engaging.

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